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Author Guidelines


ITS Journal of Civil Engineering Publications Policy sets the principles for all publications. The Author Guidelines below describe in detail the requirements for submission of manuscripts for the ITS Journal of Civil Engineering. Please submit your manuscript through ITS Journal of Civil Engineering email at



ITS Journal of Civil Engineering manuscripts must be within the area of interest of Civil Engineering and further the knowledge in concrete materials, design, and construction; be original in authorship and publication; be based on adequate factual record; and be significant in data or treatment. Reviewers will evaluate the suitability of the manuscript for publication and state justification for publication. The language of publication is either English or Indonesian and the manuscript must be understandable and correct in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. For authors who write their manuscript in Indonesian and wish to publish it manuscript in the ITS Journal of Civil Engineering should also include their abstract and keywords in English (minimum and maximum keywords at five and nine words, respectively).



Please refer to the Template for Preparing Manuscript of ITS Journal of Civil Engineering files that can be used as a template. Manuscripts that do not meet the Formatting Requirements (1 to 5) below cannot be processed for peer review. Please submit a clean manuscript that does not show changes, corrections, or deleted material marked on the manuscript.


1.   Typescript

Double-spaced typed (including the abstract, references, and figure captions) 12-point font size (such as Times New Roman or Courier). One column format: A4 (210 x 297 mm) with 20 mm margins, and page numbers at the bottom to facilitate peer review.


2.   Length

Maximum 10,000 words or word equivalents for the entire submission. Estimated length (approximate word equivalents) for pages, tables, figures, and equations:

·    Each full double-spaced page of text: 300 words

·    Table 1/2 page, 150 x 100 mm : 500 words

·    Figure1/2 page, 150 x 100 mm : 300 words

·    Equations (more than 1/2 the width of page) : 50 words/equation


3.   Units of Measurement

SI Units (including tables and figures). Text, tables, and figures must include dual units. In the case of large, complex tables and figures put conversion factors for the units used in a footnote (tables) or in the figure caption (figures).


4.   Tables

In portrait format (Each table is not to exceed a width of 150 mm: If a table is submitted in landscape format, this will cause the manuscript to be longer in length. This is due to the fact that the editors must fit the landscape table within ITS Journal of Civil Engineering layout format. The editors reserve the right to alter a landscape table, if necessary, to fit into ITS Journal of Civil Engineering layout format and to request that you shorten the text of manuscript to abide by the 10,000 word length equivalent limit. Each table should have a title and a number, which is cited in the body of the main text. All numbered references must be cited in sequential order (that is, 1,2,3...). Do not create table as an Excel file. Do not place tables as graphics, do not use text boxes within table cells, and do not place tables in landscape format. Do use a minimum of 8 pt. text size.


5.   Figures

In portrait format: Each figure should have a title and a number, which is cited in the body of the main text. All numbered figures must be cited in sequential order (that is, 1,2,3...). Figures are typically reduced before publication and, therefore, clarity in the original submission is essential.



By the terms of International Copyright Law, ITS Journal of Civil Engineering must obtain a Copyright Transfer Form, completed and signed by ALL authors. The signed agreement must be in ITS Journal of Civil Engineering possession before the manuscript is processed for publication. Signatures from different authors can be provided separately and can be typed and confirmed by email submission of a manuscript to ITS Journal of Civil Engineering implies that it represents original, unpublished work, and is NOT under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the author intends to transfer copyright to ITS Journal of Civil Engineering.


Manuscript Structure

The suggested sections of a typical manuscript and the order are as follows:

I.       Title 70 Characters Maximum, including spaces between words.

II.     Authors’ Names and Affiliations

First name, middle initial (if any), last name (given name first, followed by family name or surname). For affiliations, list the institution and department names in full (if applicable), city, state/province, postal code, and country (if not in Indonesia).

III.   Biographical Sketch of Authors 75 Words Maximum

For each author, include:

1.   Current job title and place of employment (include location: city, state/province, country, if other than in Indonesia).

2.   Education: degrees earned and schools attended (include name, city, state/province, country, if other than in Indonesia).

3.   ITS JCE affiliations: membership and/or awards received.

4.   Research interests.

EX: ITS Journal of Civil Engineering member Tavio is a lecturer at the Institute Technology of Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia. He is a member of Reviewers ITS Journal of Civil Engineering. His research interests include seismic design of reinforced concrete structures, behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete, and numerical modeling of reinforced concrete structures.

IV.    Abstract or Synopsis – 150 Words Maximum

Include on the first page of the manuscript with a concise statement of the principal findings and conclusions. Do not cite references, figures, or tables in the abstract or synopsis. When manuscript is written in Indonesian, authors should also include their abstract and keywords in English (minimum and maximum keywords at five and nine words, respectively).

V.     Keywords 5 keywords Minimum and 9 Keywords Maximum

Used for indexing and other information-retrieval purposes.

VI.    Body of Main Text

Typical sections should include:


Research Significance—100 Words Maximum that identifies the significance and potential impact of the reported work on the state of the art or state of practice

Experimental investigation or procedure (this may involve laboratory investigations and/or field investigations)

Analytical investigation or procedure (this may involve development of models and or verification of existing procedures)

Comparison of predictions and experimental results

Discussion of results

Summary and conclusions

Please do not place the text of the manuscript in text boxes (including abstract, keywords, numerical expressions, symbols, tables, and notations). Please do not number your headings.

VII.  Acknowledgments – If the author(s) wishes to recognize any individuals, organizations, or agencies for assistance or support for the reported work.

VIII. List of Notations, Definitions, and Symbols Should be provided on a separate page and should be double spaced. Notations can be listed under equations if there are only a few. Do not format notations as a table and do not place notations or symbols in text boxes.

IX.   References List author’s last name (surname); first name and middle name initials (for all authors); title of the paper; name of the publication or periodical; name of the publisher, (city) and country of publication (if not in Indonesia); volume number; issue number; (month) and year of publication; and inclusive page numbers. The list of references can be submitted in numerical format. Numerical references must be cited in sequential order throughout the body of the text, i.e., 1, 2, 3,…

Sample numerical references:

1.   Mejia, C.; Brown, T.; and Flores, P., “Studies of Shear Reinforcement,” Principles of Concrete, 2000, pp. 36-43.

2.   DiAmato, S.; and Jenner, W., “Mechanisms of Shear Resistance,” ACI Structural Journal, V. 103, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2006, pp. 67-74.

Reference information should be complete and accurate (including spelling). Reference titles should be capitalized where necessary. Do not reference a work that has NOT been published or accepted for publication (that is, manuscripts that have only been submitted for publication).

X.     Appendices Data of secondary importance or data needed to support assertions in the text that is provided in appendices should be referenced in the body of the main text. If the manuscript and appendices combined exceed the 10,000 words or word equivalent count, the appendices


WILL NOT be published in the printed journal. (Subsequently, the appendices will appear in PDF format on the ITS Journal of Civil Engineering website, in their original, unedited form, as addenda of the published paper.) The appendices will also be available in hard copy to anyone who contacts ITS Journal of Civil Engineering (and pays for applicable shipping and handling of the hard copy). You also have the option to shorten your manuscript to include the appendices within the 10,000 word limit.


XI.   Tables and Figures Figures will be reduced to approximately 85 mm in width for printing. Line drawings will be reduced as much as possible while retaining the clarity and detail of the configuration; usually the reduced size does not exceed 85 mm in width. Large lettering and heavy line weights should be used in line drawings so that they will be clear and sharp after reduction. Figures will not be printed in color and, therefore, color should not be relied on as a distinction between lines in a graph, finite element printout, or photograph. Do not place tables as graphics into your final manuscript.


XII.  List of Tables Provide a list of table captions that will serve as identifying labels. The list of table captions must be double-spaced on a separate page and should be provided after the appendices (if any).



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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